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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Northwest Boxer Rescue believes that every Boxer deserves a chance to live a happy life in a loving home.

Results: As of 8/22/2015 NWBR has taken in 1309 dogs We provide ongoing care for 45-65 Boxers at any given time through a network of foster homes. We do not operate or use a kennel or shelter type environment.

Target demographics: unwanted and neglected Boxer dogs

Direct beneficiaries per year: nearly 400 Boxers find loving forever homes

Geographic areas served: the Pacific NW - WA, OR, ID, MT, CA

Programs: medical care, loving foster homes, and training

Community Stories

45 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Elaine N.

Donor

Rating: 5

I for 20 years bought my boxer pups. Then 2 years ago I ran into a foster mother to boxers who was involved with NWBR. I made up my mind then that I would never purchase again, but would rescue ! Well this past January I lost my beloved Zoee, and immediately went to work learning and applying for a rescue boxer. Since that time I have adopted 2 wonderful dogs and gave them a fur ever home.

Teriandjoe23

Client Served

Rating: 5

'She's just a dog" but she feels pain.
"She's just a dog" but she knew they didn't care
"She's just a dog" but she was hungry
"She's just a dog" but she felt unwell
"She's just a dog" but her tail never wagged
"She's just a dog" who felt afraid of her humans
"She's just a dog" who was given back twice, once after 4 years
"She's just a dog" who was totally dependent on her humans
"She's just a dog" who was left alone for hours
"She's just a dog" who wanted to please

Forever grateful to the warriors (all volunteer) at Northwest Boxer Rescue who rescue gorgeous, broken hurting, abused, neglected, starving boxers from people who felt
"She was just a dog."

To us, she is everything. Our Suzy is flourishing. Once terrified, she is starting to play. Once underfed, she now eats well. Once with pre cancer bumps all over her body, she is a beauty with smooth skin. Once terrified to be left alone even for a moment, she sleeps softly knowing we will be right back.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

How do you find the words to describe such an incredible organization? I have only been volunteering a few short months but it has been amazing! An awesome group of volunteers who really show how much they love and care for each and every boxer pup that crosses our paths. Whether it’s a young pup who needs a home or an older dog with terminal cancer, we do EVERYTHING in our power to find a forever home and make sure these dogs are taken care of and know what it feels like to be loved. To be able to witness a dog who was neglected or is just scared/nervous slowly come out of their shell and enjoy life is so amazing! And that is what we aim for!

Jessica A.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Northwest Boxer Rescue (NWBR) has been in my life for 1.5 years now. They have taken and a huge number of dogs no matter the age, health issues, or potential needs. My favorite thing about the rescue is how they take the time getting to know the foster dogs and then works tirelessly to find a forever home to perfectly match a family's needs and the dogs needs. It takes more than just availability to pay the adoption free to get one of these loving wiggle butts. This rescue is founded on love and continues to find homes for dogs so that love can be passed on to their families.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

NWBR saved Chloe from a certain fate where she would be no longer on this earth. They took her in at 6 weeks old and were preparied to spend any amount the help her try and walk on all fours. I was the lucky one who was her foster at the time and I fell in love with this sweet girl and I asked NWBR if I could be her forever mom! And that wish was granted. Thank you NWBR for saving this little girls life and letting her live it to the fulliest.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our 3 yr old Jake is a NWBR boxer. He came to us as a foster. He had juvenile cataracts. He needed surgery. He couldnt see. NWBR raised the $4,500 thru donations for surgery and after care in 2 months. Jake had the surgery and it restored his sight. And provided for his shots and his microchip. When it came time for Jake to be available for adoption, we just couldn't let him go. We applied for adoption and the wonderful, hard working, dedicated volunteers pushed the paperwork thru and Jake was ours. NWBR provides for every dog we take in. They go above and beyond. We are so grateful for NWBR for giving Jake a chance at a.good life. Just like they do with EVERY dog that take in. Very proud and blessed to volunteer for such a wonderful organization.

Cassie W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my girl 5 years ago through Northwesr Boxer Rescue and it was life changing for the both of us. My girl, Amber, was a stray that was abandoned by her previous owners due to her cancer diagnosis. When she was a stray she ended up having puppies and contracting a tape worm. Thanks to Northwesr Boxer Rescue Amber is now healthy, happy, and cancer free. It's rescue like this that give deserving dogs a second chance at life and I could not be more pleased to work with such a wonderful rescue group.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Once we decided we were ready for another boxer after our girl passed, we did a lot of research. We went to a number of sites and settled on NWBR. We attended a local event and met a pup, pit in our application but she was meant for another family. We kept waiting and watching and then we met our boy. The volunteers do an extensive background check to make sure the fit is right and lastly the meet and greet to make absolutely sure it is a perfect match. We brought our boy home Memorial Day weekend and have been so happy! The process and volunteers are simply amazing! Happy to be a proud alumni.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a 2 yr old brindle boxer from this nonprofit 3 yrs ago. We would adopt another from this group. They take the time to get to know you and find the right dog for you. Our Maddie Mae has turned out to a wonderful pup that spreads sunshine and love with this family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a young boxer female from this group. They did a full background on us before they even let us meet a great girl. They take in any Boxer that needs help provides medical care and foster homes. Even after we adopted our girl we have stayed in touch with many of the people running this organization and fellow adopters. This organization deserves your support. We will be adopting from them again

Tiffany G.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We rescued our first Boxer from NWBR. We had very specific criteria that had to be met to find the right fit for our family...we had another dog, very young children and a kitten. NWBR did careful screening of the pups we were interested in, and found us an absolutely perfect match! We couldn't be happier with our loving, silly, even-tempered girl! She's been a wonderful addition to our family and is a perfect companion for our kids!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When we first moved to the Pacific Northwest 3 years ago, we had made up our minds our boxer needed a sister, that is when I stumbled upon Northwest Boxer Rescue and all it has to offer. We adopted our sweet gabby and to this day she is probably the spunkiest one of our family. I appreciate the time and dedication NWBR takes to place there boxers within forever families to make sure it is indeed the perfect fit. I now have volunteered for them for three years now and the family within the non-profit is one I have grown to appreciate and love. We bring each wiggle in and make sure their happiness and health are top priority.

Katie Jo W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NWBR is a name my family hears and brings a smile from ear to ear to our face. We volunteer as a family. My husband and I have 3 children under the age or 13. We first started serving the boxer community to teach our children how to invest time without getting payment. Our entire family bonded with so many amazing volunteers, boxers and we love educating others on how to help this beautiful breed. NWBR set us up for success with support, love and many friendships. With our Foster dogs we had so many resources we have had 13 foster dogs go to loving families. Our most recent being our favorite love story of all. Our boxer girl made us her forever family. Thanks to NWBR we have the love of our faithful girl.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began volunteering with Northwest Boxer Rescue over a ago. I had heard great things and began helping them Rescue dogs out of California shelters (which is no small feat). They have an amazing system that truly puts the Boxers under their care first. I would help get the Dogs out the shelter and take them straight to much needed vetting. You see, most of the Boxers Kim Hamilton and her team pull from California are usually Seniors or Dogs requiring significant medical care. They make sure every Boxer is given the treatment needed, big or small to get a new start on life. They are efficient and don't cut corners. I really Love this Rescue. They take the unwanted, the left behind the abandoned and truly transform them into the "Most Wanted and Sought After" We have worked together and have Rescued over 40 Dogs in California and I can tell you, I can get updates on any of these Boxers at any given time. They are very transparent and it has been my Honor to be a part of the whole process. I get to see pictures & videos of them in their Foster homes. Some are recovering physically and some emotionally. There is not a dry eye when we see the "Adoption Picture" on the day they get their very own Family. It's a Journey for these Boxers.....a Loving Journey from the moment they become part of Northwest Boxer Rescue. I cant think of a better Rescue to be recognized due to their hard work and efforts. I hope they continue to rescue Boxers for years to come and leave a Legacy behind as to how Real Rescue should be Done.

Keep up the Great Work!!!

Eva

Garry G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Iv had nothing but great experience with NWBR. They put me with my first boxer Gonzo years ago and when he passed last year they put me with Major. Iv done some transport work for the rescue and on every level they have been nothing short of amazing with the boxers best interest in mind they are dedicated to finding forever homes for these wonderful dogs.

Sandra W.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We adopted our male boxer last year. After the positive experience we had from the time we filled out application to the day we met our boy Rajah I knew I wanted to get involved. NWBR is a Wonderful rescue that has volunteers who love the BOXERS and helping save the lives of BOXERS in need. Volunteers work countless hours to make all this happen, a Wonderful group of people who truly care. I am so proud to say I am a part of NWBR.

Veronica O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

NWBR was so kind to me when I lost my Elvis. Losing him broke my heart, but Chris at NWBR was so compassionate and worked hard to find me the perfect dog. CeCe needed a home and we needed a baby to love. I’m forever grateful to Chris and NWBR for mending my broken heart.

Molly Brooke A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Atlas in February of 2016, and he has been such a joy to have as part of our family. NWBR worked with us to find the perfect dog for our family, and kept this sweet boy from spending what could have been his last days in a high kill shelter in California. They do amazing work, and save so many lives!

Melissa Q.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our sweet Lexie from NWBR almost a year ago. They work hard to be sure every pup they place is placed in the perfect family for both the family and the dog. We waited for a while before Lexie came available and I will never forget the day we got to meet her and her amazing foster mom. The process was smooth and NWBR did an amazing job placing this perfrct pup. We could not be happier.

Adrian N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I adopted our first boxer when he was six months old (2 1/2 years ago). He had just barely overcome parvo. One year ago, we adopted our second boxer (a two year old female). She came from a puppy mill and had been bred multiple times. She was more challenging then our male. When we first met her, she barked, growled and her hair stood up on end. She was terrified and confused. After one year of love, socialization and confidence building, she no longer reacts to people in that manner. We have thought about buying puppies before and still might someday, but there is nothing more rewarding than adopting. I recommend NWBR to anyone who has a passion for the breed and wants a challenge. Please keep in mind that due to volunteers managing/organizing this nonprofit, it can take a while to hear back.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I have had the wonderful privilege of fostering for NWBR for almost 4 years now. We have adopted (foster failed) 3 dogs, and have love around 60 more as fosters. The Adoption Team is awesome at finding the perfect match for each dog, and every dogs medical needs are addressed.
We could not be prouder to be a part of this outstanding organization.
BEST JOB EVER... and the pay is great!! -- all the doggy kisses you can handle!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with NWBR for over 2 years and have had the privilege of helping several dozen dogs find their furever (not to mention finding 2 of my fabulous furbabies thru them). They go above and beyond in the care of health, training and support for the dogs, volunteers and adopters. All around amazing rescue.